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Posts published by “Lij Teodrose Fikremariam”

Lij Teodrose Fikremariam is the co-founder and former editor of the Ghion Journal. He is currently the chair of Ethiopians for Constitutional Monarchy. A published author and prolific writer, a once defense consultant was profoundly changed by a two year journey of hardship and struggle. Going from a life of upper-middle class privilege to a time spent with the huddled masses taught Teodrose a valuable lesson in the essence of togetherness and the need to speak against injustice.

Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, Lij Teodrose is a former community organizer whose writing was incorporated into Barack Obama's South Carolina primary victory speech in 2008. He pivoted away from politics and decided to stand for collective justice after experiencing the reality of the forgotten masses. His writing defies conventional wisdom and challenges readers to look outside the constraints of labels and ideologies that serve to splinter the people. Lij Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.

In Desperate Search of Leadership: Ethiopia Takes One More Step Towards the Abyss

Let me admit from the outset that I’m still in the process of deciphering news from propaganda, we have a source in Ethiopia who is chasing down leads and verifying information on the ground so that we can arrive at an objective conclusion about the events that unfolded yesterday. It is imperative that we do not jump to any inferences without knowing as much of the facts as possible. Too often, what is initially reported…

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